A Week In Business


Community Service Day

OCEAN CITY – As a part of their annual Community Service Day project, agents from both the Ocean City and West Ocean City offices of Long & Foster spent a morning last month picking up trash from the dunes anchoring the beach.

Teams of two agents, armed with trash bags, sunscreen and bug spray, scoured the dunes area of the beach from 28th Street to 137th Street collecting debris as they went. 

Every year Long & Foster agents from all 259 offices roll up their sleeves and take their talents into their local neighborhoods to help give something back to the communities the company serves. These agents chose the dunes project because of their love of the beach and their desire to keep it clean and appealing to the thousands of visitors who come to the ocean each year.

At right, Sales Agent Mary McCracken is pictured with Ocean City office manager Pat Waggoner.

CBRB Leaders

BERLIN – Ed Wehnert, branch vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s 52nd Street office, has announced that for June, Peck Miller was the top individual sales associate and Rick Meehan & Katy Durham were the top selling sales team.

Miller was the top individual listing associate and Jenny Cropper Rines and Joann Cropper were also the top listing team.

Miller was the top individual settlement associate and Meehan and Durham were the top settlement team.

Meehan and Durham, Rines and Miller all did over $1 million in sales or listing production for the month.

Fun Pass Offers Discouts

OCEAN CITY – Al “Hondo” and Regina Handy have recently started the newest business to market fun to kids who live and visit Ocean City during the summer.

According to the Handys, children and their parents can now go to www.ockidsfunpass.com to obtain a discount card they can carry in their pocket when visiting participating attractions.

The pass, which will be available to kids 6-16, is available for purchase on the Internet, by calling 410-422-1542 or by faxing your request to 410-641-01827.

“We wanted the parents and the kids to be able to carry the card in their wallet, much like a credit card,” Al “Hondo” Handy said. “The exception would be that the OC Kids Fun Card would have many of Ocean City’s greatest attractions in the area, at a discount, listed on the card. The benefits are fantastic, although the savings do vary.”

According to Handy, many of the participating attractions listed on the card, such as Planet Maze/Laser Tag, Old Pro Golf, Maui Golf, 65th Street Slide ‘n Ride and Ice Magic offer a buy one, get one free opportunity. Other attractions such as the Oceanic Fishing Pier, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and EC Glider Segway Rentals offer other discounts.

“Our first sale went to a local employer, who is handing out the passes this week to his employees as a summer gift,” Handy said. “Other businesses, hotels and real estate offices are presently being contacted.”

Commission Appointment

SALISBURY – Doug Wilson, PhD, director of Planning and Business Development and Government Relations at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, has been appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley to the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (MCHRC).

As a commissioner, Wilson will be representing the Maryland hospital industry with 10 other commissioners who will be representing insurers, physicians and other organizations knowledgeable about health care. The purpose of the MCHRC is to increase health access to uninsured Marylanders by providing support to community health resources, chiefly by awarding grants.

The MCHRC was established in 2005 by the Maryland legislature as an independent commission and met for the first time in March of 2006.

In addition, Wilson has been elected president of the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and began his tenure July 1.

Wilson joined Peninsula Regional in June of 1982. Among his responsibilities at the Medical Center, he organizes and directs all activities related to planning, market research, strategy development, new service opportunities and government relations.

PRMC Adds New System

SALISBURY – In a continuing effort to provide accurate diagnostic imaging and quality patient care, Peninsula Regional Medical Center has purchased for its Radiology Department a Symbia S nuclear medicine imaging system from Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. The new system is ideal for the early detection and staging of cancer, heart disease, and other hard-to-diagnose disorders. Peninsula Regional is the only health care facility in the region to offer its patients the Symbia S nuclear medicine imaging system.

This innovative system from Siemens performs a variety of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging tasks and is the first nuclear medicine camera designed to perform any procedure on any type of patient, including bariatric patients, with its imaging table capacity of 500 pounds. Its high definition digital detectors offer unsurpassed imaging performance and expanded clinical capabilities. Its open gantry design and ultra-thin pallet enhance patient comfort and enable technicians to perform highly accurate organ and tissue-specific studies while accommodating stretcher, wheelchair or ambulatory patients of all sizes and body types.

“With its unique combination of image quality, patient versatility and unsurpassed functionality, we expect our new Symbia S nuclear imaging system to significantly reduce examination time and costs while improving patient outcomes,” said Milt Williams, CNMT, RT(N), chief nuclear medicine technologist at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Unlike other imaging technologies like X-ray or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) that provide structural or geographic information, nuclear medicine detects activity on a molecular level. The system works by detecting emissions from a radioisotope given to a patient after it has localized in a specific organ or area of the body. These areas absorb the radioisotope in quantities greater than those absorbed by surrounding tissues. The radioisotope highlights the area to be examined thus permitting images of the internal body structures and other functions.

Firm Addition Announced

SALISBURY – James R. Thomas, Jr., P.E., President/CEO of George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB), has announced that Eric T. Prince Jr., P.E. has joined the firm as a project engineer.

Price has joined the Water/Wastewater Division in the Salisbury office. He is responsible for on-site water and wastewater treatment and disposal design, pump station design, well design, hydraulic modeling, preparation of plans and specifications, coordination with CAD staff, permit acquisition, contract administration, and feasibility studies.

He holds a Bachelors degree in Environmental Engineering from Tulane University and a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland.  

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